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Culture/People:
probably Thule Tradition (archaeological culture) (attributed)  Search this
Collector:
William Henry Cave (W.H. Cave), Non-Indian, 1872-1941  Search this
Seller:
William Henry Cave (W.H. Cave), Non-Indian, 1872-1941  Search this
Object Name:
Harpoon head
Media/Materials:
Ivory
Techniques:
Barbed, carved
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Cumberland Sound; Qikiqtaaluk Region (Qitirmiut, Baffin); Nunavut; Canada
Archipelago:
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Island Name:
Baffin Island
Island Grouping:
Baffin Island Group
Date created:
AD 1450–1650
Collection History:
Probably collected by William Henry Cave (1872-1941, an itinerant Salvation Army preacher) before 1916; purchased by MAI from William Henry Cave in 1918.
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Catalog Number:
8/4663
Barcode:
084663.000
See related items:
Thule Tradition (archaeological culture)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6ab273db2-7fec-4d83-a9e0-ec8b8ada47d9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_91282